Dogfights! (on the history channel)

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    I'm watching this interesting program on the History channel.

    Pretty neat how they interview a pilot and then "plug in" his experiences into a cool CGI "overview" of his battle.

    Tonights episode is ""MiG Alley"
    Air Force fighter-pilots risk their lives flying F-86 Sabres during the Korean War."

    Not WW2, but inevitably, they will have one.

    Dogfights
     
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    As with a lot of things, we get these shows much later than you fellas, I have seen some of these episodes lately, and I have realy enjoyed them. The CG is excellent and the tech data very interesting. :)
     
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    I've only seen one episode but it looked pretty good. CG was good. Kinda reminded me f an earlier one, I think it wa called Battleground. Covered major battles from all angles, from Hastings to BOB, etc.
     
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    There have been quite a few of the Dogfights episodes. I have seen the one with the Flying Tigers, Zero vs. Wildcat, Zero vs. Hellcat, Zero vs. B-17, Mustang vs. BF-109G, MiG vs. Sabre, MiG vs. Phantom II, MiG vs. Israeli Mirage, Fokker vs. SPAD, and some I don't remember. Also in the series is Ziggy Sprague's Taffy 3 vs Kurita's IJN Center Force.

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    I got them saved on my Sky+ box. Hoping to see more of this series in the future....
     
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    Yeah, I love listening to the accounts from the actual people. The two that held my interest the best were the Dauntless vs 3 zeros and the F-4 vs Mig. I think the F-4 was flown by a man named Cunningham. Facinating story.
     
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    I can't wait to buy the DVD set..

    I love the camera shake when a plane zips by
     
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    DVD set!!! Hopefully we'll see released on the PAL system for europe....
     
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    Dogfights DVD Set

    does it have to be in PAL of does the country code just have to work?
     
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    It has to be in PAL for it to work on most players here (although I think it will work on multi-region players). Otherwise I would get it.
     
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    "Duke" Cunningham.

    Convicted and corrupt politician in jail for 9 years.
     
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    Yeah, world class pinhead. Had a "menu" of corruption he would actually hand people listing what it cost to have him do things. Lived on a boat in the Potomic River. Name of of the boat? "The Dukester". Honest, not making it up.

    Shoulda called it "The Crookster". What a pinhead.
     
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    What!? Was he? I'll be.....

    Crosses fingers, legs and eyes hoping that the "Dogfight" DVD set will be released in PAL.....
     
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    The computer graphics in this series is indeed good. But editing can cause a few chuckles. For instance, in the F-8 vs. the Mig, the Crusader has a case of the re-appearing Sidewinders. One minute he's out of them, the next scene they're back. And in the one with Taffy 3 vs. Kurita, they have Helldivers and Hellcats attacking the Jap fleet. Didn't happen in that battle.

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    another one is when the Fokkers battle against Rickenbacher... the landing gear on the Spad are backwards on a couple shots.
     
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    True matey. I did notice some of the errors too.
    As for the "Duke". How many did look to him as a Hero, only for them to become disappointent by his criminal acts. What makes you sink that low that you do things like that?
     
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    Dogfight From the History Channel.

    Some Aviation lover on Youtube posted a video of Old Crow dogfighting.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt8G3vxLmKE

    Pretty amazing dogfight and a testimony to the power of the Mustang. 3 seconds more engine power than the 109 made a big differance when they both stalled.
     
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    Yeah, it must have been a real bitch to be stuck flying one of those over-rated P-51s. :oops:

    tom
     
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